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  MSNBC    First Look    News/Business. The day's  
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    January 14, 2013
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great conversation, you want dale murphy in the hall of fame. dually that is all for today. we'll be back next week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press."
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this morning on "first look," the best and worst moments from hollywood's big night. jodie foster's coming-out speech and even bill clinton surprised the crowd at the golden globes. obama's immigration reform, biden's violence reducing gun measures, and check out these incredible images, mother nature and all her glory. iff ful "first look" begins now. stars of tv and film turned out for the golden globes on sunday where we saw a pair of new hosts, a few surprising wins and some memorable acceptance speeches.
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>> reporter: good morning. ben affleck and kathryn bigelow had a lot riding on the golden globes, because they had been shut out in the oscar race, in the end it was ben affleck who won and he won big. >> the golden globe goes to -- >> it was a real thriller hostage. >> "argo." >> and argo's director, ben affleck, also won, days after being snubbed by a nomination for the academy awards. >> i don't care what the award is, when they put your name against the names she just read off, it's an extraordinary thing. >> jessica chastain won best actress for "zero dark thirty." and best actor to daniel day-lewis for "lincoln."
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>> sincere thanks. >> reporter: they wins on the night for "les miserables," best actor, and best supporting actress. >> thank you for this lovely blunt object that i will forever more use as a weapon against self doubt. honers for best actress went to jessica lawrence, best supporting actor went to kristoff voltz, and homeland won for a second year in a row. this time damien lewis also won address best actor. "girls" pulled a double surprise winning best comedy and best actress in a comedy. >> i thought i was going to be cooler customer if this ever happened, which i didn't think it would. >> kudos for best actor in a
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comedy to don cheadle. teen in faye and amy poehler scored for best new hosts. "lincoln" leads the academy awards with 123 nominations. back east now a busy week ahead in washington. preparations are already underway for the inauguration ceremony. it is back to work on the hill as congress takes up the president's cabinet picks, immigration and the debt ceiling. vice president biden finishes his recommendations on gun control. nbc tracie potts has the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we saw the inaugural preps, the rehearsal here on capitol hill over the weekend, but now the focus this week will be inside the capitol. president obama among them an those cabinet nominations including chuck hagel for secretary of defense, both democrats and republicans here still have a lot of questions
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about hagel and his views. they plan to ask those questions at the confirmation hearings. also congress has got to deal with the debt ceiling. we're hitting it yet again. sometime in mid-february, authorities believe. and this time it looks like republicans will be pushing for cuts and social will be on the table. finally, you mentioned vice president biden meeting today with cabinet members to finalize recommendations on guns including pushing for an assault weapons ban, but also what he said is a comprehensive approach to gun control. the nra and others don't believe in assault weapons ban can pass in congress. we'll get his recommendations tomorrow. >> thank you. colin powell is speaking out on nbc's "meet the press" he endorsed chuck hagel to be the new defense secretary. he said hagel would do a great job at the pentagon. powell also fired harsh words at
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his own republican party. >> there's also a dark -- a dark vain of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that they still sort of look down on minorities. how can i evidence that? when i see a former governor say that the president is shucking and jiving. >> powell added that the gop is having an identity problem and if it doesn't change they're going to be in trouble. president obama ordered american forces to help france in a failed rescue operation in somalia. the u.s. briefly provided limited technical support to french forces trying to rescue an intelligence agent being held by islamic extremists. a second french shoulder has died from gunshot wounds after a rescue attempt. a french fighter plane bombed rebel targets in north
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mali on sunday. radical groups are trying to extend their power beyond north m mali. it was a weekend of record-setting temperatures in washington and philadelphia, flights were delayed for hours due to this dense fog. in the west unseasonably cold weather. farmers have been scrambling to save $2 billion in citrus from near-freezing temperatures. with that we will bring in our own bill karins in a second. first your morning dish of scrambled politics. with president obama's second inaugural one week away, an official store has opened near the capitol selling tote bags, t-shirts, buttons lashgs pell pins and other souvenirs. former president george h.w. bush may be released from the hospital in the coming days, that's according to a family spokesman it could even happen today. but there's been no confirmation of that. robert f. kennedy junior
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says he believes there was more than one gunman who assassinated his uncle in 1963. rfk junior also privately doubted the accuracy of the warren commission report on the death of jfk. vice president joe biden is about to send his recommendations to president obama and proposals for new gun control legislation, but he used some interesting words to describe his progress saying he was "shooting for tuesday to hand it in." he went on to say "there is no silver bullet to stop the killing." the white house is giving a detailed response to petitions for construction of a death star like in star wars. the tongue in cheek response entitled "this isn't the petition response you're looking for" says the administration does not support blowing up planets. also it costs too much money and could be described by one man in a spaceship.
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and that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. now we'll look at the national weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins what is going on with the weather? >> fascinating. >> i was watching people playing basketball in short sleeves, tank tops. i'm not complaining. >> you don't own a ski resort. >> that's true. some people in new england are very much complaining. a lot of extremes out there. winter returned in a big way to the midwest and down through the deep south. the east, the cold air has not arrived yet. it will take its time, too. it will not slide to the east until next weekend. ahead of it the fog was pea soup fog in so many areas from southern new england all through the mid-atlantic. now we have rainy conditions throughout the deep south. temperatures at this hour for this time of day, this time of year ridiculous. it is 56 degrees in d.c., 64 degrees right now in atlanta. that's with no sunshine at all. that's the morning low. it's incredible. we have some rain out there. but a fog is probably more of a
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problem than the rain this morning. the visibility now, new york city, half a mile. half a mile in hartford. about a quarter mile in philadelphia. okay in boston. but, you know, it's hit and miss. you can go in one valley, it's dense as could be, especially near rivers. other areas are not bad. d.c. is okay right now i'm sure philadelphia and new york city airport also have big problems. the highways and your morning commute also problematic. rain streaming up through new orleans, alabama and mississippi. expect rain in virginia, too. the windchills, minneapolis to denver, all of the northern plains, it's a frigid morning. even dallas has an 18 degree windchill. this has been a crazy weather pattern as of late, at least there's no big ice or snowstorms heading anywhere soon. >> that's good news. all eyes in the auto world are on motor city today as the media gets a sneak peek at the hottest wheels rolling off the line of the detroit auto show.
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jay gray is there to give us a glimpse this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of good stuff here. it's all quiet here right now. that will change dramatically over the next several hours here in detroit. the motor city getting revved up for the start of this year's north american international auto show. it's one of the few times each year that the collective horsepower of the entire auto industry is inside one garage. that garage, the massive convention center in detroit where crews are putting the final polish on this year's north american international auto show. >> the show has it all. >> reporter: every size, every style, most every color, though many models come in a strong tint of green. >> that doesn't necessarily mean electric cars or hybrid cars, but what we're seeing is your typical gasoline-engine cars getting really good fuel economy. 30 and 40 miles per gallon.
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>> reporter: 50 new vehicles will be unveiled at this showing, including the new corvette, uncovered last night. >> that will be the star of the show. >> reporter: a close second might be the array of new luxury vehicles which these days come mo more than just leather sheets. mercedes revamped the popular e class of cars and overnight released its first compact. >> we are very, very sure this goes right into the center of the heart of our u.s. customers. >> reporter: a customer base that industrywide continues to grow. >> we are seeing the best sales since 2007. >> reporter: and this week in the motor city we're getting a first look at what they'll be buying. and a marketplace that from the looks of things here, veronica, will be defined by some sleek lines and strong technology. that's the latest live in detroit. i'm jay gray, veronica, what
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model can i bring home to you? >> i like the new corvette. can you put that in your pocket? >> i'll just drive it home. >> reporte >> sounds good. coming up a shocking story out of a v.a. hospital. and caught on tape, the mother of all snowball fights. and no pants day on the subways. a story you won't want to miss. so you say men are superior drivers? yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check?
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. welcome back. some stories making news. the veterans administration is reportedly saying 700 patients of the buffalo, new york v.a. medical center may have been exposed to hiv and hepatitis because of accidental reuse of insulin pens. officials say there's a small risk but the v.a. is offers free blood tests to rule out infections. today is the one-month anniversary of the newtown school shootings. about 200 people attended a
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meeting on sunday to discuss what to do with a school building in the future. survivors and relatives of those who died held a memorial on sunday on the first anniversary of the accident that wrecked the italian cruise liner "costa concordia." and this looks like a scene out of a movie. a bright orange dust storm rolled across the coastline enveloping everything in its path with darkness. a tugboat worker said the storm happened within minutes and turned the otherwise still sea into a series of seven-foot swells. lightning strikes were also report. this week it's all about big banks. wells fargo kicked off friday with a jump in quarterly profits. jpmorgan chase weighs in on thursday. tata motors says its global sales rose 30% last year. prices at the pump are climbing, now up seven cents in the past
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three weeks to $3.32 a gallon. hostess says flower foods, the owner of tastykake is the leading better for its business. and the death of aaron swartz has led to a crisis of conscious. he hanged himself just months before he was to be tried for illegally downloading thousands of articles and hacking into mit's commuter network. carmen ortiz pursued the case, some say relentlessly. as of this morning an online petition asking president obama to remove her from his post had nearly 11,000 signatures. a new website called jetlagrooster.com could help you avoid that dreaded hangover by creating a custom sleep schedule to match your itinerary.
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and the creators of "south park" are going hollywood launching important studios today. a $300 million production which will back a big screen version of their hit broadway show "the book of mormon." straight ahead on "first look," the atlantic falcons prepare to host a championship game. lance armstrong prepares to tell all to oprah and america's bravest on the move. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. office superstore ink retailer in america.
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here is your "first look" on other news going on around america. a manhunt ended with gunfire in a san diego movie theater. an armed domestic violence suspect tried to blend in with viewers of a screening but was taken down with two shots after raising his gun to officers. iraq and afghanistan veterans biked to key west for the annual soldiers ride. along the way they stopped at a dolphin research center to take a swim with the animals. a tidal wave of crimson and cream hit the nation's capitol. 1 was the 100th birthday a sorori sorority. folks in seattle gave themselves a record-breaking snow day. check this out. nearly 6,000 people used 160,000
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pounds of snow to break the world record for the largest snowball fight. and thousands of new yorkers stripped down for the no pants subway ride. since its 2002 inception, dozens of cities have also joined in on this one. okay. in sports, nfl playoffs, pats/texans. tom brady passed for three touchdowns in a 40-28 win over the texans. it was brady's 17th win in postseason play. a thriller in atlanta as falcons quarterback matt ryan was hot in the closing minutes to set up a winning field goal and a win over the seattle seahawks, 30-28. next sunday, atlanta hosts san francisco in the nfc championship game and the ravens are in new england for the afc title game. the two winners advance to the super bowl in new orleans, february 3rd. college basketball, there are no more undefeated division
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1 teams. thomas and ohio state had 20 points as the buckeyes upset the number two michigan wolverines, 56-53. at the sony open in hawaii, russell henley sank five straight birdies on the last five holes for a 63. a new tournament record. later today, lance armstrong will sit down with his blockbuster interview with oprah winfrey. he is expected to address more than a decade of denials related to blood doping and the yuuse o performance enhancing drugs. and here is a sport called underwater hockey. the players use a puck with small sticking as they swim around in a pool and score a goal. what do you think? is this going to catch on? nah. i don't know. just ahead, justin timberlake teamed up for jay-z for his first release in six years. and come of the best moments from the golden globe awards. you're watching "first look" on msnbc.
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from tina fey and amy poehler to adel's acceptance speech. >> ann hathaway you gave a stunning performance in "les miserables." i have not seen someone so totally alone and abandoned like that since you were on stage with james franco at the oscars. thank you so much for letting me be a part of your world for a night. it's amazing. we've been laughing all night. >> haven't really been following the controversy over "zero dark thirty," when it comes to torture, i trust the lady who spent the lady married three years to james cameron.
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>> congratulations. she just had a baby. she had a very big year. the stars dressed to impress. jennifer lopez. >> jennifer lawrence looked good. >> what is this? who is this? >> it's bold. >> it's lucy liu in a big ball gown. >> lost in the garden. >> we're talking about justin timberlake. he dropped his first new single in over six years. let's listen to it. it's called "suit and tie." ♪ as long as i got my suit and tie ♪ ♪ i'm going to leave it on the floor tonight ♪ ♪ going to show you a good time ♪ >> i don't know. >> i don't know. is it possible he's a better actor now than singer? >> probably. sure sounds like it. >> better comedian with his skits with jimmy fallon? >> did you have a favorite dress going back to the red carpet? >> i

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